Milica Stojanovic

Professor,  Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Research Focus

Wireless communications and networks, underwater acoustic transmission, statistical system characterization, adaptive signal processing

About

Milica Stojanovic is a Professor of Electrical Engineering in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Northeastern University. She is also a permanent Guest Investigator at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), and was a Visiting Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where she is affiliated with the AUV Laboratory.

Professor Stojanovic graduated from the University of Belgrade, Serbia, in 1988 (summa cum laude), and received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Northeastern University in Boston, in 1991 and 1993. Upon graduation, she was awarded a Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and subsequently a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Research Scholarship. Professor Stojanovic spent a considerable part of her research career as a Principal Scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she also served as an Associate Director for Research at the MIT Sea Grant College Program. A Distinguished Visitor Award took her to the University of Padova, Italy, where she taught for a semester during 2006. In 2008, Professor Stojanovic joined the faculty of Northeastern University.

Professor Stojanovic’s research interests include digital communications theory, statistical signal processing and wireless networks, and their applications to underwater acoustic systems. Her teaching career spans over twenty years, with traditional as well as newly-developed courses in these areas. She has made pioneering contributions to underwater acoustic communications, and her work has been widely cited.

Professor Stojanovic is an IEEE Fellow (2010), for contributions to underwater acoustic communications, a recipient of the IEEE Ocean Engineering Society’s Distinguished Technical Achievement Award (2015), IEEE WICE Outstanding Achievement Award (2019), and the IEEE Ocean Engineering Society’s Distinguished Lecturer (2018). She is listed among the World’s top 2% according to Stanford University (the first among Northeastern faculty performing research in the area of Networking & Telecommunications). In 2020, students of the ECE Department at Northeastern University selected her as the Eta Kappa Nu Professor of the Year. Professor Stojanovic is an Associate Editor for the IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering, and serves on the Senior Editorial Board of the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine. She is the Chair of the IEEE Ocean Engineering Society’s Technical Committee for Underwater Communication, Navigation and Positioning. Her past editorial positions include those with the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, Transactions on Vehicular Technology, and the IEEE Communication Letters.

Education

Honors & Awards

  • Distinguished Technical Achievement Award and Distinguished Lecturer, IEEE Ocean Engineering Society
  • IEEE Women in Communications Engineering Outstanding Achievement Award
  • Fellow, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Professional Affiliations

  • Acoustical Society of America
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Fellow

Research Overview

Wireless communications and networks, underwater acoustic transmission, statistical system characterization, adaptive signal processing

Selected Research Projects

  • Cognitive Distributed Sensing in Congested Radio Frequency Environments
    • – co-Principal Investigator, U.S. Army Research Laboratory
  • Active Communication, Sensing and Control in Actuated Underwater Sensing Networks
    • – Principal Investigator, Office of Naval Research
  • Development of a Software-Defined Networking Testbed for the Internet of Underwater Things
    • – Principal Investigator, National Science Foundation

Research Centers and Institutes

Selected Publications

  • Alimadadi, Mohammadreza, Stojanovic, Milica, Closas, Pau (2020). Object Tracking in Random Access Networks: A Large-Scale Design. IEEE Internet of Things Journal, 7(10),9784-9792. 10.1109/JIOT.2020.2988411
  • Jing, Liwen, Wang, Mengdan, Lu, Yu, Stojanovic, Milica, Murch, Ross (2020). Differential orthogonal frequency division multiplexing communication in water pipeline channels. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 148(2),EL130-EL134. 10.1121/10.0001677
  • Ahmed, Rameez, Stojanovic, Milica (2019). Grouped Packet Coding: A Method for Reliable Communication Over Fading Channels With Long Delays. IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering, 44(4),1253-1263. 10.1109/JOE.2018.2855498
  • Duman, Tolga M., Stojanovic, Milica (2019). Information Rates of Energy Harvesting Communications with Intersymbol Interference. IEEE Communications Letters, 23(12),2164-2167. 10.1109/LCOMM.2019.2945766
  • Song, Aijun, Stojanovic, Milica, Chitre, Mandar (2019). Editorial Underwater Acoustic Communications: Where We Stand and What Is Next?. IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering, 44(1),1-6. 10.1109/JOE.2018.2883872
  • Tadayon, Amir, Stojanovic, Milica (2019). Iterative Sparse Channel Estimation and Spatial Correlation Learning for Multichannel Acoustic OFDM Systems. IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering, 44(4),820-836. 10.1109/JOE.2019.2932662
  • Tadayon, Amir, Stojanovic, Milica (2019). Low-Complexity Superresolution Frequency Offset Estimation for High Data Rate Acoustic OFDM Systems. IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering, 44(4),932-942. 10.1109/JOE.2018.2869657
  • Tomlinson, William J., Banou, Stella, Yu, Christopher, Stojanovic, Milica, Chowdhury, Kaushik R. (2019). Comprehensive Survey of Galvanic Coupling and Alternative Intra-body Communication Technologies. Communications Surveys and Tutorials, IEEE, 21(2),1145-1164. 10.1109/COMST.2018.2879643
  • R. Ahmed, M. Stojanovic, Grouped Packet Coding: A Method for Reliable Communication Over Fading Channels With Long Delays, IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering, 99, 2018, 1-11
  • A. Tadayon, M. Stojanovic, Low-Complexity Super-Resolution Frequency Offset Estimation for High Data Rate Acoustic OFDM Systems, IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering, 2018, 1-11
  • R. Ahmed, M. Stojanovic, Joint Power and Rate Control for Packet Coding Over Fading Channels, IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering, 42(3), 2016, 697-710
  • Y. Aval, S.K. Wilson, M. Stojanovic, Capacity of Acoustic Channels and Practical Power-Allocation Strategies, IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering, Special Issue on Underwater Communications, 40(4), 2015, 785-795
  • Y. Aval, M. Stojanovic, Differentially Coherent Multichannel Detection of Acoustic OFDM Signals, IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering, 40(2), 2015, 251-268
  • P. Qarabaqi, M. Stojanovic, Statistical Characterization and Computationally Efficient Modeling of a Class of Underwater Acoustic Channels, IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering, Special Issue on Underwater Communications, 38(4), 2013, 701-717

Faculty

Feb 26, 2024

Northeastern Among Top 100 Universities for Utility Patents

Northeastern University, recognized for its excellence in innovation and entrepreneurship, has once again been named one of the top 100 universities worldwide for securing utility patents by the National Academy of Inventors.

Faculty

Dec 07, 2023

2023 Stanford University Annual Assessment of Author Citations

The following COE professors are among the top scientists worldwide selected by Stanford University representing the top 2% of the most-cited scientists with single-year impact in various disciplines. The selection is based on the top 100,000 by c-score (with and without self-citations) or a percentile rank of 2% or above. The list below includes those […]

Faculty

Nov 13, 2023

WIoT Team Wins Best Paper Award at IEEE Globecom 2023

Several College of Engineering faculty and students affiliated with the Institute for Wireless Internet of Things, together with the IMDEA Networks Institute of Madrid, received the Best Paper Award at the IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM) 2023. COE Faculty included Josep Jornet, professor of electrical and computer engineering, Dimitrios Koutsonikolas, associate professor of electrical and […]

Faculty

Sep 28, 2023

Developing a Robotic Aquaculture System

BioE/ECE Affiliated Faculty Joseph Ayers, MES/CEE Professor Mark Patterson, CEE Chair Jerome Hajjar, ECE Professor Milica Stojanovic, and CEE/MES Associate Professor Amy Mueller were awarded a patent for “Robotic aquaculture system and methods.”

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Faculty

May 24, 2023

Kostas Research Institute Receives $13M U.S. Army Contract for Wireless Research

The Kostas Research Institute (KRI) at Northeastern University has been awarded $13 million by the U.S. Army Research Laboratory for foundational research into Cognitive Distributed Sensing in Congested Radio Frequency Environments. KRI and five partner institutions will conduct innovative research to enable technologies in distributed machine learning, signal processing algorithms, and computational, sensing, and communication hardware infrastructure for distributed sensing and communication.

Faculty

Nov 02, 2022

2022 Stanford University Annual Assessment of Author Citations

The following COE professors are among the top scientists worldwide selected by Stanford University representing the top 2 percent of the most-cited scientists with single-year impact in various disciplines. The selection is based on the top 100,000 by c-score (with and without self-citations) or a percentile rank of 2% or above. The list below includes […]

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Faculty

Nov 04, 2019

Stojanovic Awarded IEEE WICE Outstanding Achievement Award

ECE Professor Milica Stojanovic was awarded the 2019 IEEE Women in Communications Engineering (WICE) Outstanding Achievement Award for having done outstanding technical work in the broad field of communications engineering, and achieved a high degree of visibility in the field.

Faculty

Apr 29, 2019

Faculty and Staff Awards 2019

Congratulations to all the winners of the faculty and staff awards, and to everyone for their hard work and dedication during the 2018-2019 academic school year. See Photo Gallery Faculty Fellow Matthew Eckelman, CEE Yongmin Liu, MIE Outstanding Teacher of First Year Engineering Students Joseph Depasquale, Chemistry Brian O’Connell, FYE Sumi Seo, Mathematics Matthew Webber, […]

Faculty

Sep 19, 2017

ECE Team to Develop Testbed for Underwater Communication

ECE Associate Professor Tommaso Melodia will lead a three-year $1.57M NSF grant with Associate Professors Stefano Basagni, Matteo Rinaldi, and Professor Milica Stojanovic for the “Development of a Software-Defined Networking Testbed for the Internet of Underwater Things”.

Dec 07, 2015

Professor Milica Stojanovic Named 2015 IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society Awardee

ECE Professor Milica Stojanovic has been awarded the 2015 IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society's Distinguished Technical Achievement Award.

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